Taught course

Security and Resilience: Science and Technology

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Physics
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in engineering, a mathematical or physical sciences subject.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You will study the increasing need for security and resilience responses in a globalised world.

Security and resilience are increasing in importance due to the technological revolution seen from the first widely available programmable home computer in 1981.

This phenomenal growth in the use of technology has prompted the need to be resilient – the ability of a society and its organisations to accommodate stress through the understanding of risk.

Security is to mitigate and remove threat to vital societal structures, both physical and psychological.

Our course differs significantly to security courses at other universities, where the focus is often policy aspects without a STEM context, or risk analysis with purely numeric solutions.

This course sits between the two, offering you the study of science and technology, human activity, policy and implementation.

It has been designed in line with the research from the Institute of Security Science and Technology – a cross-faculty institute of engineers and natural scientists.

The course is primarily aimed at STEM graduates. You will be equipped with the fundamental conceptual tools and technologies to address a wide range of issues.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 20 7594 8864